Crossroads at Big Creek has recently received a combined $276,000 from three state and federal grants to fund its project called Estuary at Big Creek: Transforming an “Ideal Place for a Gas Station” into a Restored, Reinvigorated Wildlife Habitat.
Crossroads has been granted $189,000 from Sustain Our Great Lakes to be used over four years. It requires Crossroads to match the funds through staff and volunteer involvement, donated professional consulting services and additional grants procured, and the money will be used to improve the overall ecological integrity of Crossroads’ 125-acre main campus.
In addition, Crossroads has been awarded $45,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services’ Coastal Management Program in the form of a two-year grant that works with Sustain Our Great Lakes, focuses on wetlands and bolsters up-front invasive-species removal and native-species planting; and $42,000 from the Fund for Lake Michigan, which focuses on water-quality and restoration work at Crossroads’ The Cove Preserve.